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comiXology's Steinberger On Digital Retail

comiXology's Steinberger On Digital Retail

Fri, January 28th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

With a new platform allowing retailers to sell digital comics on their own sites, the CEO of comiXology spoke with CBR to explain how the system works, why digital isn't a threat and why sales charts are unlikely.

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

Fri, January 28th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

In this week's edition of CBLR, you'll learn the unlikely origin of the use of the term "grim and gritty" in connection with Batman! Also, discover what story famed TV writer Greg Weisman had to wait over two decades to tell!

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Palmiotti and Gray on "Jonah Hex" and "Freedom Fighters"

Fri, January 28th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The writing team of Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray spoke with CBR News about their continued tenure on DC Comics' "Jonah Hex" and rounding up their first big arc on "Freedom Fighters."

Runton on

Runton on "Owly and Wormy"

Fri, January 28th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Cartoonist Andy Runton spoke with CBR News about February's “Owly and Wormy: Friends All Aflutter,” a new picture book starring his famously silent character, and the next "Owly" Top Shelf graphic novel.

Marvel Comics On Sale February 2, 2011

Marvel Comics On Sale February 2, 2011

Thu, January 27th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR brings you advance looks at new comics on sale next Wednesday including "Amazing Spider-Man" #653, "Deadpool & Cable" #26, "Hulk" #29, "Ultimate Comics Thor" #4 and more.

Moore Sends

Moore Sends "Namor" on a Hellacious Journey

Thu, January 27th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

"Namor: The First Mutant" #6 kicks of an all new arc of the series sending the titular Atlantean to Hell and forces him into a confrontation with Doctor Doom. We spoke with writer Stuart Moore about the series.

Shelf Life - 1/27/2011

Shelf Life - 1/27/2011

Thu, January 27th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Today, Ron Marz delves into the concept of death in comics in light of the recently released "Fantastic Four" #587 and eulogizes his friend and creative partner on "Pantheon City," the late Clement Sauvé.

Wagner Brings

Wagner Brings "Green Hornet: Year One" to a Close

Thu, January 27th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Matt Wagner bids farewell to the Green Hornet, discussing the hero's first year, hinting at what to expect from Green Hornet and Kato's climactic encounter with Chicago crime boss "Skid" Caruso.

Chandler Spins a Tale of

Chandler Spins a Tale of "Skrumps"

Thu, January 27th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The newest additions to the Henson family, the Skrumps get their debut one-shot from Archaia this April. Creator John Chandler told CBR how the Skrumps made it to comics and what to expect from the upcoming issue.

The Buy Pile - 1/27/2011

The Buy Pile - 1/27/2011

Thu, January 27th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Winning ain't easy in this week's BUY PILE which is jam packed with mediocrity. Still, Steve Rogers gets a little smarter, Deadpool gets a new playmate and a flying monkey searches for adventure, and that ain't bad.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Invincible Iron Man" #500.1

Thu, January 27th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Invincible Iron Man" #500.1, a special jumping-on issue from the regular creative team of Matt Fraction and Salvador Larocca. The issue hits February 2.

R.I.P. Clement Sauvé

R.I.P. Clement Sauvé

Thu, January 27th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

The 33-year-old artist and former fixture of the CBR Fan Community has passed away after a battle with cancer, leaving behind a legacy of sharp, distinctive work in comics and animation.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Detective Comics" #873

Thu, January 27th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CBR reviewer Doug Zawisza gave "Detective Comics" #873 a 4.5 star review, saying that the current creative team of Scott Snyder and Jock "are doing a great job [of] making this title a must-read."

Living Like A (Tony) Millionaire

Living Like A (Tony) Millionaire

Thu, January 27th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Acclaimed cartoonist Tony Millionaire spoke with CBR News about his new book "Little Maakies on the Prairie," working with Elvis Costello, the difference between writing for adults and children and much more.

comiXology Announces Retailer Resale Program

comiXology Announces Retailer Resale Program

Thu, January 27th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Digital comics distributor comiXology has announced a Digital Storefront Affiliate program which is designed to allow comic store owners to sell digital releases through an integration with the store's website.

J.G. Jones: Man of Bronze

J.G. Jones: Man of Bronze

Thu, January 27th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

J.G. Jones discusses his love of Doc Savage, how he came to write the pulp character's title for DC Comics instead of drawing it, teased the forthcoming original graphic novel he's creating for the publisher and more.

ADVANCE PREVIEW:

ADVANCE PREVIEW: "Incredible Hulks" #623

Thu, January 27th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has released an advance look at "Incredible Hulks" #623, by longtime series writer Greg Pak and his new creative partner, artist Dale Eaglesham. Prepare to enter "Planet Savage" on Wednesday, February 23!

Comics A.M. - Day-Early Debut Axed for

Comics A.M. - Day-Early Debut Axed for "Formic Wars," More on Wizard

Thu, January 27th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel cancels day-early debut for "Formic Wars: Burning Earth"! Wizard World's twisting path to becoming a public company! More on Top Cow shake-up! The Comics Code's last years! More!

Busiek And Ross Plot

Busiek And Ross Plot "Kirby: Genesis"

Thu, January 27th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News takes readers inside the story summit behind Dynamite Entertainment's gathering of Jack Kirby's creator-owned characters in one epic by Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross with an exclusive first look at the #0 issue.

TEASER: The Final Issue of

TEASER: The Final Issue of "Fantastic Four"

Thu, January 27th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics has released a teaser image hinting at the events to come in next month's "Fantastic Four" #588, the final issue of the publisher's long-running series.

Kleefeld on Death, Comics and the Fantastic Four

Kleefeld on Death, Comics and the Fantastic Four

Wed, January 26th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Fantastic Four expert Sean Kleefeld joins CBR for a guest commentary on the concept of death in the Marvel Universe, specifically as seen through the lens of stories starring Marvel's First Family.

THE AGE OF X COMMUNIQUÉS: Frenzy, Magma, Cypher

THE AGE OF X COMMUNIQUÉS: Frenzy, Magma, Cypher

Wed, January 26th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

"Age of X" begins this week and writer Mike Carey joins us for one last installment of AGE OF X COMMUNIQUÉS. Today, Carey leak's anti-mutant government operative Henry Peter Gyrich's profiles on Frenzy, Magma and Cypher.

Marvel Unleashes

Marvel Unleashes "Herc" In April

Wed, January 26th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has announced that Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente will follow up "Chaos War" with an all-new series starring the Prince of Power. "Herc," featuring art by Neil Edwards, faces off against "Fear Itself" in April.

Where The Hell Am I - 1/26/2011

Where The Hell Am I - 1/26/2011

Wed, January 26th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Jason Aaron is joined by some of his comic book friends to illustrate the importance of having your own work space when you live a freelancer's life, be it a room in your house, an office park rental or something else.

Four More

Four More "Fantastic" Death Ideas

Wed, January 26th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

In light of yesterday's media frenzy surrounding the death of a Fantastic Four member, ROBOT 6's Graeme McMillan offers up four more comic book characters whose deaths might elicit similar responses.

COMMENTARY TRACK:

COMMENTARY TRACK: "Skullkickers" #5

Wed, January 26th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Jim Zubkavich joined CBR News for an exclusive and extensive analysis of the latest issue of "Skullkickers," his critically acclaimed swords-and-sorcery buddy comedy published through Image Comics.

Espenson and Kessler on

Espenson and Kessler on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Tales"

Wed, January 26th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Whedonverse veteran Jane Espenson and novelist Jackie Kessler spoke with CBR about "Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Tales," an oversized hardcover collecting stories of Slayers and vampires beyond the usual cast.

Retailers Respond To

Retailers Respond To "Fantastic Four" #587

Wed, January 26th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News reaches out to comic shop owners and managers from coast to coast to see what kind of business they drew on Tuesday for Marvel's nationally-promoted "Death Bag" issue of "Fantastic Four" and how it affects their stores.

ADVANCE PREVIEW:

ADVANCE PREVIEW: "Emma" #1

Wed, January 26th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics has released an advance look at "Emma" #1 by NYT best-selling writer Nancy Butler and "Dapper Men" artist Janet K. Lee. The world of nineteenth century romance comes to comics Wednesday, March 2.

The Line It Is Drawn: Star Trek

The Line It Is Drawn: Star Trek

Wed, January 26th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Spock and Namor! Oprah and Uhura! Magneto vs. the Borg! See your favorite comic characters interact with your favorite Star Trek characters, as drawn by our artists! And be sure to make your suggestions for next week's topic!

PREVIEW:

PREVIEW: "Batman & Robin" #20

Wed, January 26th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics has released a preview of "Batman and Robin" #20, the first issue by the new creative team of Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason. The issue, sporting covers by Gleason and Gene Ha, hits stores Wednesday, February 9.

Brown's Incredible Change-Bots Return

Brown's Incredible Change-Bots Return

Wed, January 26th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Jeffrey Brown spoke with CBR about his process, humor, how the new volume of "Change-Bots" is more than just parody and why transforming robot comics aren't as different a project for him as it might seem to his fans.

X-POSITION: Nick Lowe

X-POSITION: Nick Lowe

Wed, January 26th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics' newly-promoted Senior Editor and X-Men Group Editor Nick Lowe returns to X-POSITION and answers emails directly from you, the fans! Come and see what he has to say!

PREVIEW:

PREVIEW: "Brightest Day" #19

Wed, January 26th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics has released a preview of "Brightest Day" #19, the first battle in the long-brewing Aquawar by Geoff Johns Peter Jomasi, Ican Rei and more. The war for the Earth's oceans breaks out on Wednesday, February 2.

Quesada Illustrates

Quesada Illustrates "Fantastic Four" #587 Second Print Cover

Wed, January 26th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics has released the Joe Quesada illustrated second printing variant cover for the sold out "Fantastic Four" #587, written by Jonathan Hickman and illustrated by Steve Epting.

Beyond

Beyond "The Boys" #50

Wed, January 26th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Garth Ennis unpacks the revelations at the heart of the current arc, explaining how 9/11 looms large in his superhero satire, Butcher's past and how Wee Hughie prepares for the end.

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 1/26/2011

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 1/26/2011

Wed, January 26th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

It's New Comics Day in the States, and CBR has more than 70 previews of new titles on sale today from Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Image Comics, Top Cow, BOOM! Studios, Dynamite, Archaia and more!

Is There a Special Surprise in

Is There a Special Surprise in "Fantastic Four" #587?

Tue, January 25th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Reports began circulating late Tuesday afternoon that Marvel had included a little surprise inside those poly bagged issues of “Fantastic Four” #587 – a limited number signed by writer Jonathan Hickman.

MORNING GLORY DAYS: Tricks of the Trade

MORNING GLORY DAYS: Tricks of the Trade

Tue, January 25th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

In this month's installment, we spoke with writer Nick Spencer and artist Joe Eisma about their work on "Morning Glories" #6, an issue filled with new characters, new stories and at least one game-changing revelation.

PREVIEW:

PREVIEW: "Green Arrow" #8

Tue, January 25th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics has released a preview for "Green Arrow" #8 by J.T. Krul and Diogenes Neves with covers by Mauro Cascioli and David Mack. The "Brightest Day"-linked storyline continues tomorrow, January 26.

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